Research Triangle Regional Partnership CEO Announces Retirement

RESEARCH TRIANGLE REGION, N.C. -- The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) recently announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles Hayes, is retiring on June 30, 2016. Mr. Hayes has served as President and CEO of RTRP since 1996. A CEO search committee will be formed under the guidance of the RTRP board of directors.

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“The impact and achievements of RTRP have been realized through the intelligent teamwork and true dedication of its staff and it has been my privilege to work alongside them for 20 years,” said Charles Hayes, president and chief executive officer of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. “As the Triangle region has grown, and continues to grow, we must refresh our vision, strategy, and course under a new leader to ensure that our region will continue to attract, retain and cultivate strong business and economic growth.”

Under Mr. Hayes’ leadership, the RTRP embarked 12 months ago on the development of a strategic plan to examine the organization’s structure and focus to anticipate and meet the future needs of the region and RTRP stakeholders.  This process will provide recommendations to the RTRP board by June 30, 2016

“We have been honored to have Charles Hayes at the helm of RTRP for the past 20 years,” said Gary Joyner, chairman of the RTRP Board of Directors. “During his tenure, the RTRP has achieved significant national recognition for its work on behalf of the many regions that comprise the Research Triangle. Charles has shaped the pathway that will ensure a promising future for RTRP.”

About the Research Triangle Regional Partnership
The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) leads economic development for the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. RTRP works to generate competitive advantage and economic growth for member counties and investors. For more information, visit or follow @TriangleRegion.